Leadership Resources Intro

Use this map, made possible with support from the Hunt Alternatives Fund, to locate state-based and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed office or work on political campaigns. Click on a state to find leadership development and campaign training programs, political action committees, and organizations and programs committed to supporting and encouraging women in politics.

Need more ideas on how to get involved? Check out the Women's Definitive Guide to Getting Political by CAWP associate director Jean Sinzdak.

If you know of other organizations to add to our list or have updates to our information, please contact Chelsea Hill.

Program Name State Party Program Description
21 in '21 Initiative NY Nonpartisan

The primary mission of 21 in ’21 is to elect at least 21 women to the NYC Council by 2021, by creating a pipeline of prospective candidates...

C.R.E.W. - Civically Re-Engaged Women
CUNY - School of Professionalism
NY Nonpartisan

Learn the essential tools needed to run a political campaign. Learn from experienced professionals and today’s political leaders about how to get...

Candidate Schools
Eleanor's Legacy
NY Dem

Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee (ELRC) Candidate Schools help women develop the skills they need to win elections. These day-long intensive...

Dare to Run NY Nonpartisan

Dare to Run offers female college graduates the chance to participate in a two-year certificate program in pursuit of a career path in public...

Emerge New York
Emerge America
NY Dem

Emerge New York recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network for Democratic women running for office.

Leadership Buffalo NY Nonpartisan Leadership Buffalo is a leadership development organization dedicated to training and educating individuals on issues and skills important to the...
Leadership New York
Coro New York Leadership Center
NY Nonpartisan

Leadership New York (LNY) is a civic leadership development program run by Coro for mid-career professionals from diverse backgrounds, sectors and...

Leadership Rochester NY Nonpartisan Founded in 1990, Leadership Rochester is a nine-month program to provide established and emerging leaders with knowledge and access to resources,...
Masters' Program in Elections and Campaign Management
Fordham University
NY Nonpartisan

Fordham University offers a masters degree in elections and campaign management. The program is designed as a comprehensive, one-year introduction...

New Leaders Council New York NY Nonpartisan New Leaders Council (NLC) was formed in 2005 to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneursyoung professionals in...
NEW Leadership® New York
Center for Women in Government and Civil Society
NY Nonpartisan

The NEW Leadership® New York is an intensive residential program that educates college women about politics and policy making and...

New York Federation of Republican Women NY Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
New York NOW
National Organization for Women
NY Nonpartisan

Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to...

New York State Legislative Women's Caucus NY Nonpartisan The bi-partisan, bicameral New York State Legislative Women's Caucus focuses on a shared legislative agenda. Through the Caucus, women state...
New York Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
NY Nonpartisan

The New York Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for...

New York Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
NY Nonpartisan

The New York Women's Political Caucus PAC supports women candidates for elected and appointed office. 

The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee NY Dem The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee supports pro-choice Democratic women candidates at the state or local level in New York State.
Women Elect
NY Dem

WE PAC is a political action committee that helps women who support reproductive rights build their financial and volunteer networks and fully...

Women's Taking Action in Politics (TAP) Fund NY Nonpartisan The Women's TAP (Taking Action in Politics) Fund is a non-partisan PAC operating in western New York whose goal is to elect qualified, pro-choice,...
WomenElect NY Nonpartisan WomenElect is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that helps women who support reproductive rights build their financial and volunteer networks...